Category Archives: Oakland

Pizzaiolo, Oakland CA

Pizzaiolo Crusty Bread and Butter Anson Mills Polenta with Gorgonzola Margherita Pluot, Brown Butter, and Walnut Crumb Tart with Crème Fraiche   Driving back from The French Laundry in heavy Friday traffic approaching the Bay Bridge I opted to wait … Continue reading

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Donut Savant, Oakland CA

Donut Savant Glazed with a hole, Butter Pecan, Chocolate, Glazed, Salted Maple A small space on Broadway in Oakland serving small doughnuts and doughnut holes at a dollar or less I stopped by Donut Savant en route to Napa early … Continue reading

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Plum, Oakland CA

…despite the urging of my dinner companion at Commis I simply could not justify the expense of a dinner at Coi during this trip to San Francisco; I’d simply heard too many mixed things from too many trusted palates and … Continue reading

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Commis, Oakland CA

Sunday would be a day of small bites, baseball, and both old friends and new as the day began at 4:45am with a run through the hills of Oakland followed by a shower and a quick drive into the Mission. … Continue reading

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Kakui and Oliveto, Oakland CA

As the primary point of this visit to the Bay Area was indeed a job recruitment/interview part of the reason that so many of my meals were quick snacks and places not requiring reservations was the variability of the schedule…as … Continue reading

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